There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned Christmas market to get your holiday spirit game on. If you’ve been thinking about visiting a place you’ve never seen before during the holiday season, and you’ve got a thing for markets, then you best make sure to check out these magical Christmas markets in Europe until the holiday season ends.
St Gallen, although one of the smaller Swiss Christmas markets, provides the best backdrop for festivities which makes it one of the most wonderful European holiday markets. The Baroque cathedral is lit up in lovely, shimmery light, while the largest tree in Switzerland bursts into life after being decorated. Around 70 stalls offer decorations, food and drinks (including the traditional mulled wine and rum punch).
Based in Wenceslaus Square and the Old Town Square, the Prague Christmas Market celebrates traditional Czech culture.
You can listen to choirs from local schools, nibble on the traditional hot sugar-coated cake called Trdelnik, and wash it down afterwards with some amazing Czech beer.
You can find anything from toys, decorations, candles, embroideries, to ceramics, glassware and jewelry on the stalls of this charming market.
Often called the most-overlooked European Christmas market, the Vilnius market is also the most lavish one. A bunch of smaller markets can be found all around the city, and they offer traditional Lithuanian handcrafted items, food and drinks, and everything else you might expect on a Christmas market’s stall.